COVID-19 Has Exacerbated the Economic Inequality and Caregiving Crisis Facing Women of Color. Here’s How the American Rescue Plan Helps.

COVID-19 Has Exacerbated the Economic Inequality and Caregiving Crisis Facing Women of Color. Here’s How the American Rescue Plan Helps.

Washington, DC… Women have been on the front lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Their labor — in hospitals and laboratories, on farms and in factories, in stores and in homes — has long been critical to keeping our nation running, and the past year has made these contributions all […]

President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Bill Nelson for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

President Biden Announces his Intent to Nominate Bill Nelson for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Washington, DC… Senator Bill Nelson, former U. S. Senator, is a fifth generation Floridian whose family came to Florida in 1829. He has served in public office over four decades, first in the state legislature and U. S. Congress, then as State Treasurer. He was elected three times to the United States Senate, representing the […]

AHCA/NCAL Issues Statement Following CMS Announcement On New Guidance For Nursing Home Visitation

AHCA/NCAL Issues Statement Following CMS Announcement On New Guidance For Nursing Home Visitation

Washington, DC… The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country that provide care to approximately five million people each year, released a statement following an announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the […]

Justice Department Settles Claims Against Toms River, New Jersey Over Zoning Code That Restricts Houses of Worship

Justice Department Settles Claims Against Toms River, New Jersey Over Zoning Code That Restricts Houses of Worship

Washington, D.C… The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the Township of Toms River, New Jersey, to resolve allegations that the Township violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) by severely restricting where houses of worship can locate within its jurisdiction. The proposed consent decree, which was filed today in the […]

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Washington, DC… National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National […]

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Washington, DC… Vernon Jordan began life in one of the first public housing projects in America and ended life as a fixture in our country’s halls of power. Along the way, he became a foot soldier for civil rights, a trusted friend and counselor to presidents, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Vernon navigated […]

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Washington, DC… 4:22 P.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. The Vice President and I have some good news to report, and I’d like to make two key announcements today related to our COVID-19 vaccination effort. As you know, a few days ago, after a rigorous opening — open and objective scientific review process, the […]